Saturday, April 5, 2008

Going Green in Punk Style

I'm not a super tree hugger but I do believe in doing what you can to take care of the earth. I don't think God probably appreciates the way we're crapping it up and selfishly scarfing up it's resources. We've been recycling for a long time and even when we moved out where they don't pick it up at the curb I felt like it was my responsibility to take it to the recycling center. I certainly don't do everything I could. My two little ones have used nothing but disposable diapers and, I must admit, I have a minor amount of guilt about that.

Today I wrapped my arms around that tree a little tighter and started using market totes for hauling my groceries home. I didn't know if I would like it or if it would be a pain but it was fantastic! Way better than plastic, for other reasons than not being another person to add billowing white plastic decor to the landscape along the highway. They hold a bunch, are sturdier so alot of heavy stuff can go in each, they didn't rip open as I was lugging them and the boys inside, and didn't tip over in the trunk! I have awesome bags too, if I do say so myself. The purple has skulls by Andy Warhol, the black is the Sex Pistols (both of these came from Hot Topic on clearance). The other two (red with tattoo graphics and cards from Mexican bingo) came from etsy seller NoveltyCreations. I'm one happy tree hugging camper!

This is all the stuff that fit into just one tote, let me see a flimsy Walmart sack do that!


babyhoot. said...

I'm the exact same way- I'm no tree hugger either, but I was thinking it wouldn't make a difference to ME if I started using reusable bags. I have mine sitting by the front door to throw in the car next time.
I'm thinking now with your cool bags from Hot Topic that its gonna be like middle school all over again... who has the coolest backpack/trapper keeper/reusable grocery bags!

Ekio Locatiare said...

What fun ^-^ I have been looking for some I like, I've got one I got from an etsy seller that became our library bag. One bag just didn't make sense to me.

So now I'm off to find some good looking ones like yours! ^-~